Shooting pain

Deshaun Thomas can drive the Buckeyes nuts, but his buckets are a blessing

Originally Published: March 5, 2013
By Sarah Turcotte | ESPN The Magazine

DESHAUN THOMAS IS just lying there. Bodies are flying by. The Ohio State bench, outstretched arms waving like rows of cilia, is desperately trying to will its star back on defense:

"Get up."

"DT, don't be an a--hole."

"Get up."

For the Buckeyes, this scene is all too familiar. Thomas, Ohio State's leading scorer and rebounder, can be, well, difficult. What else can you say about a player who, with his team down 68-65 and 2:26 ...

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